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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 4, 1940
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PAGE FOUR ** t V •• * / * "»*• *• BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) CQURIEK NEWS WEDNESpAY; DECEMBER 4, 1940 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUBIBR NEWS CO. H. W.'HAINES, Publisher J GRAHAM'SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL, T,.' NO'RRIS, 'Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising - Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit/Atlanta, Memphis'. • : "Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ;' Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. - SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,1 By'carrier in the^City of Blytheville, 15c per •-•^ week, or 65c per ni6nth. - ; By mail, witliin a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per "" year 51.50 for. .six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two *o six inclusive. ' >6.50" per year; m zones seven and eight, $10.w per year, payable in advance. 4 Check On Agencies' Is Needed The Walter-Logan bill whid^^'resi- dent Roosevelt is expected to veto has been the subject of much bitter controversy. Opponents of the measure insist that it will hamstring governmental agencies and that the real purpose of the 'legislation is to destroy the National - Labor Relations Board, the Wa^e-Ho.ur administration and the Securities and Exchange commission. ' We cannot say that the \VaHer-Lo- "gan bill is the best vvay to accomplish the end desired—to subject the virtual ;' law-making powers of many boards and ".quasi-judicial agencies to review by the - courts. But we do think that some such law is definitely needed and pre- sumabiy no' better proposal than the " Walter-Logan bill has been offered. It will Ipe recalled that the measure . w,as. passed by a strongly pro-administration House by an overwhelming vote and by the senate by a decisive majority. When federal commissions a n d "Boards are endowed with virtual la.Vr making ppwers, when, in effect, they can be practically a, grand jury, prose- cut ov ? trial jury and judge rolled into one, then there should be some check upon'their employment of such ab.sch lute powers. - Naturally siich-boards should have a ' certain .amount-of discretion "but they? „ is no.substantial,reason..vvhy their h'nci-,. •ings of fact or interpretations 'shoulcK be beyond the pale of reasonably in- UUi.ry and review by the courts. • One of -the arguments that has been., advanced against the Walter-Logan measure is. that it would create a Ipg- jara f| in our federal courts, of cases brought.up, for review fro.m s.uch boards, commissions or agencies. Such an argument is very weak, in fact pitiful. Why should any. man or any firm be deprived of such a right simply because s,o many of them, would exercise that -right that it would clutter up the court dockets? Rapid expansion ef b.ureaus. agencies and commissions of the federal governments jn the past few years, has made imperative the need of some check, •some .restraint upon the arbitrary authority of such agencies. President Roosevelt \yill do well to weigh "the merits' of this bill carefully against its defects before assigning to it the veto that several administrative sources have already indicated is forthcoming. OUT OUR WAY A b outAmericall In these times it is heartening to note that the New York legislature has passed a law providing that public schools should teach the pupils something about the deep meaning of the Bill of Rights in the American Constitution. In accordance with this mandate, the State Boanj of Regents has designated a Bill of Rights 'week for the New York schools. It would be a fine thing if everybody took the trouble to read the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. Known as the Bill of Rights, these amendments guarantee about everything the dictators have taken away and thac Americans pri;/,e. Just to mention them is to ^ive the measure of American liberty: no established state'religion, freedom of religious worship, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, no right of search of a man's home without warrant from a court of law, when accused of a crime the right to a speedy, public and impartial trial, coupled with the right to confront witnesses f o r- t h e prosecution and the right to summon witnesses for the defense. I Balkan Wolf Code V * */' Old pioneers tell terrible tales of the wolf pack. The beast that i-uns with it is safe. The beast that is lamed or. falls by the wayside is lost. Its companions turn upon' it and rend it. That seems, to be the code in the Balkans. B.eneath a surface often ppl- ished and pleasing, there lurks a nuir- savagery that belies all civih- ssatipn* . hi former Serbia it took the form oL : murdering a 'king a n d consort a n d throwing their naked bodies, o.ut of the \vindo\y. In Bulgaria it took the form of assassination of two great prime ministers.' Ii\ Rumania it has just taken the form of- the wholesale execution with- .out trial of a former premier and many high officials. One day the Iron Guards, cowed by the slaying of their leader, truckled to the mighty. The next day, in power themselves, they slew those to whom they had bowed the knee. Wolf devours wolf. 50 THEY SAY The \,var has broken clown British reserve. Britons now talk to one another without being introduced. — \yUliain Hiilman, European war correspondent. * * * ' Personally. I abominate the draft. I want American mothers without drafted sons. But i think this draft is absolutely imperative for the conservation of the American way. — Fannie I have been in Ghiiui tmcl Jap:t,n and am completely convinced the United Stages must be prepared to defend its western const and islands against Jnpan. — Prof Albert Buphncll Hart oi Harvard University. * * * Unfortunately, there is too much .soft living at Hnrpard: the students are fat and lazy from too much to eat and drink.— Prof. PHirim A. Sorokin. head of Harvard's sociology department. SIDE GLANCES COPR. 1940 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY BY0REN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE COPYRIGHT. i»4o. SERVICE. INC. YUSTEKD.VV: A thick k«d«« fciive* Wf wiry from «*rlou* ' Injury. Ufjkul<- kufrieit hUu ' kouie. The w«¥k"u4«U to \V>i*l*rV'»« «»l«>«i:>'> Satu.rday he wulkw out' bu Ike dvMcrt. NiU N lunip \vkilc In <ke MioonHKhtY neturiiiug kouic, k<; ifitttnvii i;onii> apartment, ' M«C'» U I* 1:20 a. lu. '•V f * '"r BONNIE QUMBS'A CUFF CHAPTER XIII gOMEBODY tapped on Wesley ^York's office door at noon, then opened it before ho could speak. She came in like a part of the breeze itself. "Well!" she beamed at him across his desk, violet eyes \yide and full of mischief. "Your name is familiar but—I can't quite place your face) Haye you been purposely hiding from me?' 'He stood up. "Hello, Ronnie! Certainly good to see you!" "Is "it?" ' "Certainly is. I—" "Then \yhy have you waited so long? Golly, Wes, I never ran :iad b.eguu homing to meet her casually. Fate is seldom kind in such- instances, but now she herself had popped up in characteristic style. She was like a chemical stimulant. In a matter of minutes she had lifted him! When he met her at the University stables half an hour later, he was like a man who had' sliiffed off 10 chronic worries. He helped her mount a big palomino geldingi "Rope, first aid kit, canteen, pistol, matches, emergency • food, notebook and pencil," all 'in your pack and "ready," he informed her. "Lordy!" she, looked do\yn at Wes. "What is it," a polar expedition?" "Minimum requirements out here. It's several miles." He watched her try her horse, first a trot, an easy second pace, a rapid gallop. He joined her then on his own bay. "You ride well," said he. "Pretty, indeed." after a man in all my life as I "Why, Wesley!" She was still' in light mood. "You are improving. have to you! Leave your books and let's go flying." "Thanks, but — another time. "I think I recognize that captain—he used to be one of niy chauffevire before the army got nie." HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis 1940 IY NLA SERVICE. INC T. M. MG. U. S. PAT. OFF. I've got' to go riding instead." "Riding, Wes? Some o.ther woman, I bet!" "Uh, no! No indeed 1" He lapsed into seriousness ' for a moment, then realized she was still joking. "Oh. I—no. I was just going to ride out. to Rainbow Canyon. Big cliff dwelling there, and I 'want to measure growth rings" on the ancient timbers in an effort to verify dates of construction, which according to Dr. Douglass will"May I go, Wesley?" "Hunh? Oh. Why—why yes. Yes! Quite so, Ronnie! I should lave thought to ask you myself. It would be a distinct pleasure to aave you ride out with me. Yes, indeed!" "Sure I won't make a threesome?" "Ronnie, you are an inveterate teasel" TfTESLEY YORK was highly ex- "Listen, city slicker, you can't kid me—you gel milk from cows, not machines'." Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below is published a list of registrants as chey are sent questionnaires by- Mississippi county's three draft boards. Earlier groups have already ; been .published in their order number and others will follow.) Board B 626. Blevin Rilcy n: 627. Alonxo Fleeman: 628, Record Leo TriviU: (529. Charley Miles Jackjion; (530. Lonney Wesley Harvey: "631. Davie Haynas n; 632. Fletcher Coats n; 633. Clifford Herbert Hiitton: 634. Cecil Jones: 635. Johnnie Earl Wast: 636. Dallard Justus Choaic; 637. Hurshel Olen Moye. 638. William Brider Pears: 639. Hebert Lee \yintney; 640. Jose Angel Lermsi:. 641. Oscar. Ingram Jr. n: 642. KalniuLh Gordon Blank- You gave me a compliment and didn't even blush. And—wherever are your oogly glasses?" He did blush then. He had hoped she would notice, and when she did it embarrassed him. But he smiled. ''I, uh, took your advice." "Stout fellow!'* "Ronnie, I did try this week to get in touch Avith. you, but you were always away. You fly a lot." "I was in Mexico. Andre wanted to go and—" "Andre?" "Yes. Wesley, please don't—don't harbor any. feelings about that night. Andre is very impulsive, but he was awfully sorry he struck you, and no harm really carne from it after all. I bawled him out plenty." "Andre has taken a liking to Mexico, so I fly down there often/' she broke his thoughts. "We go to Hermosilio, Guaymas, anywhere. Lots of fun. He has some sort of-r- of business acquaintances there. Something about oil, I think." "Mind if I change the subject, Ronnie? There is Rainbow Canyon in the haze. We'll be there in an hour but even now you can see the gorgeous coloring." It was so. The landscape, ever changing, took on more splash of red and yellow and green. Thin desert air stirred their horses to speed. They wera at the foot of the great red rock precipice which held'the cliff dwelling in exactlj- 45 minutes. "We climb the steep slope up. hand over hand, then take six ladders," Wesley said. "Follow me, if you aren't afraid." "I used to play follow the leader, little boy!" They laughed together. It was good thus to" climb and play, like children indeed. Wesley wondered if he dared break into song. He felt like it but didn't quite have the nerve. The climb, itself a Grade-A adventure for most folk, lifted them 670 feet above the canyon floor. The dwelling was a three-story rock ruin in a great wind-eroded niche. It offered an incomparable view. "O-o-o-o-o-oh!" Ronica gave heart-felt tribute, gazing oft. Wesley handed her his binoc- by this call from hilarated Ronnie Bailey. For days he had literally moped. He had avoided, her, then sought her without success. Not that he had actually tried to telephone or call'on her, but he had ceased dodging and "I see." "You won't—I right, Wes?" "Of course, Ronnie." "You're a dear." mean, iVs all A DEAR! She had said it. Wesley's sour responded as if it were a musical chord suddenly strummed by a sympathetic hand. Then, as suddenly, the music within him died. Obviously, she had said it.with no thought. A casual remark. "Dear" meant nothing, really. Plainly, too, she was deeply -concerned about the man Andre who was infinitely nearer to,;;her in wealth, arid social position . and general eligibility. Doubtless she and Andre— • ulars. She murmured in awe.. *'Vastness! Even our horses are like ants, standing in the canyon trees. It's marvelous, Wes!" ^He nodded, understanding. "We have—some things in common," said he. "Some mutual likes." * * * TTE was in no mood for work. He ' - sat with her for an hour near the niche edge, looking off and talking. He told her much about the ancient peoplb who had lived in this cliff citadel. The sun shadows lengthened and engulfed the canj'on, so lest they lose too much light they explored the ruin, itself, moving quietly, almost reverently, from room to room. They came to a peculiar little third-floor ceremonial chamber and Ronica peeped out a tiny window there. "Company's coming," she said. "I see somebody else 011 a horse." "Yes? Who? Here, take the glasses again." She focused his binoculars, peered outward ancndown. "Why Wes—it's that girl, Lona Montoya! And she's..,c.ptning ( ,,intc>; Rainbow Canyon alone!" •. •• (To Be Continued) STORIES IN STAMPS Mind Your Manners ensVup; 643. Joe Andy Barnes: 644 Raydo Veach; 645. Clarence Coyle; 646. Roy W.ess: 647. Robert Clark pyngard; 648. " Floyd : Pershing Robinson; 649. King Bridges Wallace: 650. Jessie Elmer Russell. ; : 651, TaUord Layfayette Beauchamp: 652. Ernest Birglc, Hajrell; 653. Joe Vickers Jr.; 654. Kenneth John Bellar; 655. Clarence Denton Bowie; 656. John P. Flemons n; 657. Eugene Crews; 658. Edward L. B.- Browner: 659. Charles Orval McCain; 660. Bernice Clyde MeAi;- tnur; 661. Arnett Carial Smith; 662. Delbart Oliver Dunkin.' • 663.Hubcrt Bryan Baldridgc; 664, Truman E<Ues Bailey; 665, James Fred Goff: 666. Jewel Thomas Woods: 667. Ted Wilburn Atkinson: 668. Roy Vcrnon Moore; 669. Ambrosia 'Lauderdale n: 670. Lawrence Jackson lylilliganr 671, \Villiam Ervin Lott Jr.; 672. William Cecil Wright; 673. Elmer "Lee Woods: 674. Alfred Lpwder;' George Wallace n. South America Builds New East- West Railroad ALTHOUGH railroads have •^ lagged behind airways in South American transport, construction of a new transcontinenT tal line from Santps, ^Brazil, to Arica, Chile, will open vast pro- telephone ductive areas of the interior to settlement and development. All but 550 miles of the line has been completed. Chile directed attention to its state railroads with the stamp above. As the illustration shows, locomotive and railroad . rolling slock are of U. S. design. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If it is necessary to call a friend during business hours should you make your conversation brief? 2. Should a wife make a habit, of calling her husband at his office? Brown Is at dinner. May I have him call you back?" 5. Should a secretary answering a telephone call to her employer say, "This is Miss Borwn. may I help you?" or "This is Mr. Smith's secretary. Can I help you?" What would you do if— You are having trouble understanding the person who has called you on the telephone— la) Say "Speak louder please"? (b; Say, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand what you said"? Answers 'l. Yes. 2. No. Only when it is really I necessary. 3. If your office frowns, on personal telephone caiis. is it all riaht for you to tell your friends'of the situation., and. ask that they call you, at home? 4. is it all right to instruct a 3. Yes. 4. Yes. if otherwise a member of the family would be called from the table several course of a meal. 5. The latter. times in Lbc maid to say. when she answers the j Best, "What Would You Do" so- during dinner. "Mr. • lution—(b). THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 675. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major f !• TOO EAR.LV! \ \ ME OlO'JEST RlSHT, CURLY-HE SHOW£D h ME TH 1 NECKTIES THIS G1T HIM iN TH 3 CAR/. VOU SHOULD O' QONE THET LAST/ BUT MO-- A'BEEN' BROKE— LE'5 WHUT SHOULD VUH HEV HOME--i eor KAV SKOPPISV 1 DOME EARLY GET A LOAD Or Tms,MEN: "DR.PM1LO TM£ TECHNIQUE QJR.GERN TDACUNUCOF HB^t FOR THH CONVENTION! / THE WAS A SUCCESS, BUT TUE EW DIED/" WORD OF IT. MAJORS Mountains and rivers have ^= railroad construction difficult in the republics to the south. As early as 1890, an intercqnti- nentnl system from II. S. to Argentina and Chile was proposed, and the 10,227-mile -route surveyed. but the line .has never been completed. In 1925 Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru were linked by rail, but this route is not 'direct. The .shorter Transandine line, from Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, was damaged by- flood several years ago and reconstruction has been delayed. Pink Terrazzo Sidewalk For Store Held Uniur 3 A LEIGH. N. C. <UP)—?asserir. by; gapeci •.v'nor, workmen began tearing up « 3500 .Dink terrazzo ! sidewalk in i'ront of a new store 1 here onlv one .lav after it .iad been completed. 'O,\v-uei:,s of ;hc -.hop were ordered by .city officials ;o i-cmovc the handiwork bec;m;,c i.hcir .building did im: Uv;ludr> any : r ansy sidewalks. Oilier storekeepers '.^ad complained ihic , )ink entrance-way would olUr vnlair competition. TlK mercivir.t s«ot a new permit for a piruu sidewalk and tl\c same crew thai, had worked ''or 'two weeks lo lay the colorful terrazzo .promptly began tearing-it up. STARCHED CLOTHES WHEN IRONED BECAUSE THE HEAT OF TURNS THE i NTO A Citv. w ^ ; , u . xvc .,_ O f 108.7 acres, is th c smallest cotin- .-try in the world. IN HUAABOLDi STATE REDWOOD CALIFORNIA^ NOVV IS CONCEDED TO B IN ANSWER: A fish, a suspended bed, a rounded knoll, and H tree \NCXT; Wlui, lood is most difficult and dangerous to obtain?

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